I have worked with Stone Edge for several years and would recommend them for any countertop, tub deck, shower jam or fireplace that you require for your renovation. The accurate templating, and fabrication of the granite, marble or solid quartz product has proven a success for all of the installations in my designed kitchens and bathrooms. The staff provides quotations in a timely manner, and is pleasant and professional to deal with. I always look forward to the working relationship with Stone Edge for great quality at great prices!

Kathy Quinn


With so many choices, searching for the right stone can seem overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! We have put together this handy guide to help you with your selection.


Natural stone comes in an endless pallet of colours and colour combinations. You may want to match your stone selection to existing flooring or a paint scheme, but remember that paint can easily be changed to suit the new theme of your room. There are numerous colours and choosing the right one is extremely important, as you will look at the stone every day.  It is important to consider the entire space when selecting the stone for your home. Natural stones usually have many colours associated with a slab and you can usually find the tie in that you are looking for. Colours in granite and marble can range from soft beiges and pinks and classic black and whites to rich corals, greens and multi-colours.

If you choose darker coloured stones there is less chance of staining or discolouring. They also need to be sealed less frequently or not at all. One disadvantage with darker stones is that they show fingerprints and dust.

On the other hand, lighter coloured natural stones will expand a small room and make it seem larger. Dust and fingerprints aren't so visible. However, lighter stones are more prone to stains and need to be sealed more often.


For natural stone you can choose one of three types of finishes:

Polished finish
This finish has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the colour and marking of the stone. This finish is typically used on walls, furniture tops, and floor tiles.

Honed finish
This is a satin-smooth surface that has little light reflection. This is generally preferred for areas where heavy traffic will wear off a polished finish.

Flamed finish
This finish results in a rough textured surface that is used frequently on granite floor tiles.


The harder the stone the more it resists scuffs and scratches. Using a softer stone requires the use of gentler cleansers and more frequent dusting to prevent scratching.


Marble is a popular choice for bathrooms, floors, foyers, fireplaces, walls and windowsills because it adds beauty and elegance to your home or business. To preserve marble’s natural beauty, use coasters on table tops and clean up spills immediately.


Granite's durability makes it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors. Granite is heat resistant and is also one of the most bacteria resistant kitchen surfaces. It’s also nearly impossible to scratch and with the proper cleaning will not stain under normal use.


Quartz is suitable for any indoor surfacing application. It is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops because it is stain, heat and scratch resistant. Quartz is easy to maintain because you can use normal household cleaners on it.

Quartz does not chip, crack or discolour. Since it is non-porous and never needs sealing, it doesn't catch food residue or bacteria, and cleans with just a moist cloth.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about selecting the right stone. Or, if you’re ready to make your selection, head over to our products area to pick out the perfect stone application for your home or office!

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